The second best option is still pretty good.
Update: HTC's head of PR, Jeff Gordon, noted to me on Twitter that "future production runs will include the headphone adapter in the box." Good to know!
The HTC Bolt is a pretty great phone, but the Sprint exclusive has one pretty major omission — one increasingly common these days — in the lack of a headphone jack. Worse, unlike the iPhone 7 and Moto Z, two other phones lacking in that ubiquitous circular port, the Bolt doesn't come with a headphone adapter in the box.
Thankfully, HTC has seen the error in its ways and is offering a free USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter to all Bolt owners through its rewards website. Just head over to the site, enter your purchase date, transaction number and phone's MEID, and you'll receive an adapter in the mail within a few weeks.
While it's not quite as good as getting one in the box, we're glad HTC understands the needs of its customers. In the meantime, the headphones included in the box are pretty good!
The offer is available to U.S. citizens only, and the Bolt's purchase date must be between now and January 31, 2017. The adapter offer then expires on February 28, 2017, which will come more quickly than you think.